Is This The New Nintendo 3DS Touchscreen?

Did electronics manufacturer Sharp just give the world an early look at what the new Nintendo 3DS will be capable of? Because Sharp's new 3D touchscreen display for portable devices sounds precisely what the 3DS needs.

Sharp unveiled its new 3D touchscreen LCD technology in Tokyo today, touting the new tech's high brightness and low crosstalk—"Double images created by overlapping of left and right images"—calling it "ideal for sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones."

The new 3D touchscreen LCD tech is capable of switching between 2D and 3D modes, perfect for backward compatibility with the current Nintendo DS and DSi software libraries. And, perhaps best of all, Sharp's new screen features some impressive specs, boasting a 854 x 480 pixel resolution. Compared to the 256 x 192 pixel resolution of the Nintendo DSi and DSi XL and the 480 x 272 resolution of the PlayStation Portable, we could have a very attractive picture to look forward to.

The 3.4" screen that Sharp unveiled is bigger than that of the Nintendo DSi (3.25") but smaller than the DSi XL (4.2"). That size backs up previous reports that the Nintendo 3DS would sport a pair of screens smaller than the XL version of Nintendo's popular handheld. Those same reports also pegged Sharp as one of the manufacturers of the 3DS's screens.

Sharp also boasts double the brightness and ten times the contrast ratio in its new generation of 3D LCD tech.

Sharp Presents 3D Touchscreen LCD, Switchable Between 2D and 3D Modes [Sharp]


    3D is so overrated GAWD!!!
    this looks awesome.

    pretty sure the 3DS has been confirmed as an april fools hoax

      I hope that comment itself is an April Fools joke... an extremely late one. What made you think the 3DS is an April Fools joke?

    If the 3DS is going to have smaller screens, then I will be getting an XL as well.

    This is great news. Those new screen resolutions sound amazing. 4X more than the DS, 2X more than the PSP. If the 3DS hardware and software is up to it, along with the screen display, they could easily make it Gamecube graphics.

      I doubt they will upgrade the hardware (Besides the 3d engine). I hope you like playing N64 games in 3D!

        The 3DS is a new hardware line, not a revamp of the current DS. With that in mind, there should be at least some bump in the graphics capability.

          Aparently the machine will be running on the Nvidia Tegra platform, which would give a smidge more grunt than the original xbox.... which is about the same power as the Wii really.

            pretty sure nintendo has denied that they'll be using the tegra in any of their machines, or that they're working with nvidia.

            ati has perfected a smaller, low power consumption version of the 'gekko' chip they used in the gamecube however, i'd imagine that's a pretty good bet for the 3ds.

    480p on a hand held is is pretty craziness

    i wonder thou if the glasses free 3d effect half's the resolution

    Sweet, Princess Peach can finally have dem teets poppin'.

    3d needs to piss off it just makes things more annoying

    plus how does it hold up in glare

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